A new novel by Joanne Harris was released in February. Here’s the OLS:
Academic retelling of Norse legend revolving around Loki the Trickster, spattered with many modern colloquialisms and sparse descriptions. The guardian reckons that it must be Harris’ Loki who rules the world we live in now.
This week’s ‘Writing Challenge’ prompt begins with a ‘cute’ story about the prompter’s first date with their wife ‘the day after Valentine’s.’ He continues: ‘Our annual un-Valentine’s has since become an inside joke and a beloved ritual.’ All the single ladies try not to throw up…(A phrase I have shoe-horned into the tune of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ à la Billy Mack; where he worked with Christmas I tackle vom.)
Although, obviously very happy for the prompter and family, that off-the-cuff admission of an in-joke might not feel so great to any of the single people out there who aren’t voluntarily flying solo this Friday the 14th.
On Saturday The Guardian uploaded this audio clip of JK Rowling discussing the naming of Gilderoy Lockhart and what his name conveys about him, but also about his mother and her ambitions for her son. The author’s intentions for her character are linked then to those of a character’s mother (who doesn’t even appear in the books). Continue reading “By Any Other Name”→
Just a quick one today about getting ‘stuck in a book’ whether that means that you are stuck in it and can’t seem to gain momentum, or stuck in it because it’s so wonderful that you just can’t remove your nose from the glued-in bit at the spine.